Project & Development Grants

Project & Development Grants


Project & Development grants support creative projects that encourage, develop and promote the artistic practice of people aged 26 and under. Examples include:
  • Creative development of new and/or existing work
  • Presentation of new and/or existing work
  • Activities that enable children and/or young people to participate in art making
  • Professional development for career building activity eg. participation in workshops, mentorships, internships, residencies etc


Carclew offers grants to organisations that are not for profit, incorporated bodies based in South Australia, and are not currently in receipt of annual funding from Carclew or DPC-Arts South Australia. These grants provide up to $20,000 for projects where:

  • Children and/or young people (26 years and under) are the target audience or primary project beneficiaries
  • The project supports the creative skills development of children and/or young people
  • The project provides a professional entry point for early career artists aged 26 years and under through employment and/or structured mentoring
  • Equity and access are primary considerations in project concept development, planning and delivery

2022 Recipients

This round of Project and Development grants sees $108,000 being granted to early-career artists and organisations. Read the media release here.


Young theatre maker Temeka Lawlor will receive $9,952 for creative development of children's theatre work Precious Things, her first solo artistic venture.

Dance collective Fleshsoup will receive $9,660 to engage five nationally and internationally recognised dancers for creative development and performance.

Musician Shabana Azeez will receive $2,990 toengage producer Mario Spate to undertake development and production of two indie-pop tracks using both western and Indian musical tradition and instrumentation.

Music makers Ricky Albeck & the Belair Line Band will receive $9,990 to record their debut album.

Musician Jake Norris will receive $2,563 to create an all-ages live performance installation exploring audience immersion, the quiet spaces between sound and its connection with stillness.

Filmmaker Alexandra (Poppy) Fitzpatrick will receive $4,242 for the development of her Vodcast series She Mass Debates: a 10 x 1 minute series for TikTok and Instagram with female-identifying participants sharing intimate and often hilarious details of their early sexual development.

Filmmaker Thomas Liddell will receive $10,000 to develop a short documentary exploring the life of skateboarding legend Kat Williams, traversing her journey from Mt Barker to the Olympic arena and her battle with mental health.

Filmmaker Anastasia Comelli will receive $5,792 for post-production of narrative short film Babugeri.

Filmmaker Guy Henderson will receive $7,160 to develop an historical drama short film script exploring homophobia in 1950's rural Australia.


Connecting the Dots in Music organisation receiving $20,000 to offer a creative program for children with disabilities where students will be mentored by teaching artists to compose and perform their own musical production.

Whyalla's D'faces of Youth Arts has been awarded $6,182 to develop a new strategic plan to better meet the needs of their young participants into the future.

South Australia’s only inclusive social circus, Lolly Jar Circus, will receive $9,942 for leadership professional development and staff training.


Contact Funding Programs Coordinator Rebecca Meston, or (08) 8230 1103.

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Banner image: On set of Everything All At Once, Tamara Hardman. Photo: Morgan Sette

Below you can watch clips of Carclew alumni Madeleine Parry, Nelson Hedditch and Dan Daw talking about how Carclew funding helped kickstart their careers.


Carclew’s donations campaign supports early career artists through our Project & Development grants and Fellowships program. Find out more about our donations campaign here. For further information, contact Lucy Markey, Senior Manager, Marketing & Development at

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